AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2016 Issue 3; For Your Information

Reporting of Zika virus testing

The Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes. Once bitten by the mosquito other modes of transmission will exist, such as, mother to child, blood transfusion, or sexual contact with an infected partner. Many people that become infected with the Zika virus will have no symptoms at all and only one in five of those infected exhibit symptoms. When present, the signs and symptoms are typically mild, such as headache, fever, macular or popular rash, joint aches, and conjunctivitis. The Zika virus poses the greatest threat to pregnant women because the virus can cause microcephaly and other birth defects...

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